Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Robert Hector Taylor
Born: 23 February 1907
Died: 11 April 1985
Bio Notes: William Robert Hector Taylor was born on 23 February 1907, the son of William Taylor, joiner and his wife Barbara Munro. He studied full-time at the School of Architect, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen from 1924 to 1926 and from 1929 to 1930, spending the interim three years in the office of Tawse & Allan whilst continuing to take classes part-time at the School. He entered the office of James Brown Nicol as an assistant in 1930 and passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh on 30 December that year, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA in early 1931, his proposers being Nicol, Robert Leslie Rollo and Robert Gordon Wilson Junior.

Taylor remained in Aberdeenshire and died at his home in Torphins on 11 April 1985. He was married twice: his first wife was Jessie McDonald and his second Jean Munro who survived him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Station Cottage, Glassel, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1931 *  
Item 2 of 2Woodlands, Sundaywells, Torphins, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1950 *1974 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Tawse & Allan19261929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Brown Nicol1930 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Brown NicolEarly 1931for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie RolloEarly 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Early 1931for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4660 (combined box 27)